Numerical Study on the Performance of Vapor Compression Liquid Chillers using R32 and R410A.

Jeong Hoon Lee, Hoon Kang, Jongho Jung, Junyub Lim, Wonhee Cho, Yongchan Kim

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A numerical model is developed to predict the performance of vapor compression liquid chillers using R410A and R32. A new convergence method is employed to find the optimum compressor RPM at a given heat load. The superheat and subcooling are maintained constant for both R32 and R410A systems. The performance of the vapor compression cycle are analytically investigated according to the condenser inlet air temperature and the heat load. The condenser inlet temperature and heat load range from 25 to 45 and from 11 to 23 kW, respectively, while the evaporator inlet secondary fluid temperature is maintained at 20 . As the condenser inlet air temperature increases, R32 system shows 0.1% to 6.7% higher COP. In the case of the heat load, R32 system shows 0.0% to 10.6% higher COP. The difference in the COP between the R32 and of R410A systems increases as the heat load and the condenser inlet air temperature increase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-151
Number of pages8
JournalRefrigeration Science and Technology
VolumePart F147651
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event1st IIR International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants, HFO 2018 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 2018 Sept 22018 Sept 5

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research project is supported by LIG NexOne and KETEP energy technology development project (No. 20172020108580).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 International Institute of Refrigeration. All rights reserved.

Copyright 2019 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • COP
  • Numerical simulation
  • R32
  • R410A
  • Vapor compression refrigeration cycle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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